Photo credit: Honglin Li
We have seen the future of recycling, and it includes the FILTRATION skyscraper by Honglin Li. Simply put, it’s a highly modular prefabricated waste-management and waste-to-energy power plant mega-structure that consists of several Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) and Water Treatment Plants (WTP) to recycle the ocean’s floating garbage. Plus, it’s capable of filtering seawater in all levels from the different oceans across the world. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Unlike traditional material recovery facilities that rely on gravity and use multiple conveyors to collect garbage for sorting and distribution, FILTRATION uses seawater to pump the waste and polluted water to the apex of the building. After this is pumped, it uses filters to clean the water and recyclable material down to the bottom. Eventually, the recycled material will be transported away by tidal power.